Meet the people behind the Consortium, including the Steering Committee and the Project Team
Leadership

CoVa A&R is led by a steering committee and project team composed of representatives from regional planning committees, state and local government, industry and higher education.

Steering Committee Members

David Ihrie - Chief Technology Officer

David Ihrie

Chief Technology Officer

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Whitney Katchmark - Principal Water Resources Engineer

Whitney S. Katchmark, P.E.

Principal Water Resources Engineer

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Eric Keplinger - Vice President for Business Development

Eric Keplinger

Vice President for Business Development

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Chuck Kirby - Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation

Chuck Kirby

Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation

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Lewie Lawrence

Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission

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Amy Parkhurst. Hampton Roads Alliance

Amy Parkhurst

Hampton Roads Alliance

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Henry R. “Speaker” Pollard, V

Williams Mullen

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Curt Smith

Middle Peninsula Alliance

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Kyle Spencer

City of Norfolk

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alt_Jessica Steelman.

Jessica Steelman

Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission

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Brian Swets, AICP

City of Portsmouth Planning Department

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Toni Utterback, P.E. - City of Virginia Beach Department of Public Works

Toni Utterback, P.E.

City of Virginia Beach Department of Public Works

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Abigail R. Wescott. Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Abigail Wescott

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

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Scott Whitehurst

Virginia Port Authority

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Project Team

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Mujde Erten-Unal

Old Dominion University

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alt_Carol Considine.

Carol Considine

Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience/Old Dominion University

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alt_Ted Gournelos.

Ted Gournelos

Old Dominion University

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Emily E. Steinhilber

Virginia Environmental Defense Fund

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Mason Andrews

Hampton University

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Dr. Jessica Whitehead

Dr. Jessica Whitehead

Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience/Old Dominion University

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